As a psychologist, you will need to enjoy working with people, helping them overcome their problems, tackle new challenges head-on and continuously learn in order to be able to give relevant advice and diagnosis.
Obtaining a qualification in Psychology will not only be a starting point for a career as a practising psychologist but could also lead to careers in childcare, social work and legal work.
There are a variety of public tertiary institutions such as Universities and Colleges in South Africa that offer students the opportunity to study towards a psychology qualification.
Here are the colleges in South Africa that offer Psychology courses:
- South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)
- Cornerstone Institute
- Birnam College
- Varsity College
In order to study psychology at a tertiary institution, the prospective student needs to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) meeting the requirements for the course specializing in psychology.
When considering a field of Psychology studies that they would like to go into, the student will need to do their own research as the requirements for each specialisation in psychology will differ from each institution.